UNICEF published an article on their website describing our work in Zimbabwe. Having access to hands-on tools and experiments can help to address gender disparity in the sciences, particularly at the higher levels. From the article:
Figures from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) indicate that, despite constituting more than half of the population in Zimbabwe, women make up only 4.5 per cent of the country’s university student population studying sciences.
Full text of the article can be found on the UNICEF site.